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Delhi: Kingfisher crisis pushes employee's wife to commit suicide

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Oct 05, 2012 at 10:37am IST

New Delhi: The wife of a Kingfisher store manager, Manas Chakraborti committed suicide in Delhi on Thursday. Her suicide note said that the family was under severe financial strain as her husband had not been paid his salary for the past six months. Chakraborti had joined Kingfisher after retiring from the Indian Air Force.

In her suicide note, 45-year-old Sushmita wrote, "My husband works with Kingfisher where they have not paid him salary for the last six months. We are in acute financial crisis and so I am committing suicide". The couple has a son who's studying in an engineering college.

The victim's body was discovered when her husband, who was at work, alerted the neighbours as she wasn't answering her phone. When the neighbours broke in to the house, they found her hanging from the roof. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was declared brought dead.

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The 45-year-old woman's suicide note said that the family was under severe financial strain as her husband had not been paid his salary for the past six months.

She also expressed fear that the company may be closed down and her husband may lose his job. In the note, she also said that no one else was responsible for her taking the extreme step. Emotions ran high in the housing society and some residents vented their anger on the media.

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